Karbi Anglong District

Karbi Anglong District

Karbi Anglong District

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Karbi Anglong district () is the largest amongst the 27 administrative district of Assam state in north-eastern India. The district is bounded by Golaghat district on the east, Meghalaya state and Marigaon district on the west, Nagaon and Golaghat districts on the north and North Cachar Hills district and Nagaland state on the south. The district is located between 25º33' - 26º35' North Latitudes and 92º10' - 93º50' East Longitudes. Diphu town is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district occupies an area of 10,434 km².

History

During the British rule, the territory of the present district was part of the ‘Scheduled District’ constituted in 1874. Later, Mikir Hills tract was constituted as “Partially Excluded areas” under the Govt. of India Act, 1935. On November 17, 1951 a new district, the United Mikir Hills and North Cachar Hills district was created by combining some parts of the districts of Sibsagar (now Golaghat), Nagaon, Cachar and United Khasi and Jayantia Hills district of present day Meghalaya state. This was followed by bifurcation of the erstwhile district of United Mikir and North Cachar Hills district into two separate districts: Mikir Hill district and North Cachar Hills district on February 2, 1970. The Mikir Hill district was renamed as Karbi Anglong district on October 14, 1976.

Divisions

The district has three sub-divisions: Diphu, Hamren and Bokajan. Diphu sub-division is further divided into two revenue...
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